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Dale Kooyenga

Apr 30, 2018

View from around the state: Kooyenga owes taxpayers for his actions

We legally defend, with our tax dollars, our elected officials when they are sued for actions taken as part of their official duties. That's only natural and fair; the elected official shouldn't be personally liable for good-faith discharge of his or her duties.

Apr 12, 2018

Kooyenga can accept help on theft settlement reimbursement

Wisconsin law allows Republican state Rep. Dale Kooyenga to ask family and friends to help him reimburse the state for a $30,000 theft settlement.

Apr 6, 2018

Lawmaker who removed sign says it was a security risk

The state lawmaker who removed an anti-Republican sign from the state Capitol rotunda says he did it because it posed a security risk.

Apr 3, 2018

State to pay $30,000 to settle sign theft lawsuit

State taxpayers will pay $30,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed against a lawmaker who stole a sign from a protester referring to President Donald Trump as "sadistic," ''racist" and a "serial groper."

Jul 14, 2017

Lawmaker steals sign that calls GOP ‘gropers’

A key Republican lawmaker acknowledged Friday that he removed an 80-year-old man's anti-Republican sign from the state Capitol rotunda without permission in May in an effort to uphold "decorum" in the building.

Apr 8, 2015

Legislator considering more wrongful conviction compensation

A Republican legislator says he's considering crafting a bill that would increase state compensation for wrongful convictions.

Mar 17, 2014

Rep. Kooyenga wants to pay up

Rep. Dale Kooyenga said he is going to get the money owed to Robert Stinson one way or another, even if it means putting it in next year’s budget.

Aug 20, 2013

Assembly bill moves to pay wrongfully convicted man

The Assembly version of a bill designed to pay thousands to a Milwaukee man who spent 23 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit was introduced Tuesday.

Sep 20, 2011

Wisconsin ban on margarine targeted for repeal (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A quirky Wisconsin law intended to protect the state’s dairy industry by making it illegal for restaurants to serve margarine as a replacement for butter is being targeted for repeal. The 44-year-old law that’s little known to most diners is celebrated by some as a colorful […]


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